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Volunteers Create Thanksgiving at North Shore INN

Friday, 16 December 2011 00:00

The North Shore INN’s (INN) mission at Thanksgiving is to supply the needy with a complete menu of food to grace their tables so they may indulge in a nutritious celebration of this reflective holiday which is unique to our United States.

The INN is fortunate to be housed in Glen Cove, where nearby communities make a collaborate effort to partner with each other to assist in taking care of people in need.

On Nov. 17, a yearly donation of non-perishable food items for Thanksgiving dinner arrived from St. John’s of Lattingtown. Volunteers filled over 200 bags with canned vegetables, yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, and cake mix for distribution.

 

iPads at North Shore Schools

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00

Board of Education gets an update

The North Shore Board of Education met at Glenwood Landing Elementary School last week to discuss several policies and see a presentation of how the newly implemented iPads are currently being used in the classrooms and what the expectation is for future use.

Director of Technology Elliot Kaye presented the details to the board on what it took to bring the iPads to the schools, which grades are using them, which curriculum apps and security apps are used on the devices and when the other classes will get them.

 

Teen in Critical Condition After Hit and Run

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 09 December 2011 00:00

Nassau Police seek information on the driver 

Readers are familiar with the hectic intersection of Glen Cove Road and Northern Boulevard, where caution is required in the car and walking around seems flat out dangerous. This was proven to be the case recently when one unfortunate teen was tragically struck by a negligent driver who then fled the scene, according to Nassau County police.

Detective Lapine of the Nassau County Homicide Squad said that anyone with information on the driver should contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS, where all callers remain anonymous.

 

BOE Presented With Auditors’ Report

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00

Middle School Field Trip to Baltimore Approved

The Glen Cove Board of Education held a business meeting at Connolly Elementary School Monday night. The meeting opened with a presentation from the accounting firm Nawrocki Smith LLP to discuss the independent auditors’ report on financial statements and supplemental information for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.

Michael Nawrocki said that only about 50 percent of school districts tend to make the deadline for submitting the report so meeting that deadline reflects positively on Glen Cove. The financial highlights included a 1.2 percent increase in revenues and a 3.0 percent increase in expenditures, resulting in a decrease in net assets of $3,155,713.00. He said the District’s General Fund reflected an excess of revenues and other sources over expenditures of $1,133,429. The District continued to offer all programs, without reducing services, while maintaining adequate fund balances. Taxpayers can contact the administration for details on the report.

 

CE Mangano, Mayor Suozzi Announce Cleanup

Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined Mayor Ralph Suozzi this week at the Gladsky Marine Site, the site along the north side of Glen Cove’s Waterfront, to announce that the remediation of the Gladsky Marine Site has been completed. 

The Gladsky Marine Site, located on the south side of Garvies Point Road, underwent cleanup efforts that commenced in the spring of 2010 with grants from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Restoration Program and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfield Cleanup Program, which included funding from Nassau County’s Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund, Mangano’s office stated.

 

From the LI Water Conference: November 23, 2011

Written by Karl Schweitzer Friday, 25 November 2011 00:00

There Is No Fluoride in Long Island’s Drinking Water

Over the last several weeks many of our members have been contacted by concerned residents asking about the amount of fluoride in their drinking water. Despite erroneous media reports and the practices of bottle water distributors, the Long Island Water Conference wants to once again assure Long Islanders that there is absolutely no fluoride in any of Long Island’s drinking water.

In a column earlier this year, I noted that the federal government announced concerns that fluoride levels in various parts of the country are too high. The determination is based on studies that show adding fluoride to drinking water provides little or no benefit to dental health and can, in fact, lead to adverse health conditions.

 

New Book by Sea Cliff’s Hirsch

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 25 November 2011 00:00

Skiing Memoirs Provide Entertainment and Inspiration

As we approach the new year and start thinking about resolutions and life goals, try this one: still be skiing when you are 93 years old. In Memoirs of a Geriatric Ski Bum, we learn that this is the goal of author Stanley Hirsch of Sea Cliff. And at the time of the new book’s printing, he was just 9 years away.

In the prologue of this memoir about a love affair with skiing, Hirsch tells his readers that, having found a passion for skiing at age 45, he felt the need to make up for lost time and has been on the slopes 1,500 days since then.

 

Voters Await Absentee Results

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00

Terms of Recount Process Goes to Court

Three Nassau County Legislative Districts are up for recount this week, including the 18th LD, which encompasses the close City of Glen Cove election, where incumbent Democrat Mayor Ralph V. Suozzi and Republican challenger Paul Meli came within just 117 votes of one another - before absentee ballots were counted - and the race for council seats was even closer.

County Legislature candidates Republican Robert Germino and Democrat Delia DeRiggi-Whitton were within 37 votes of each other after election night, creating one of two close LD races that could tip the balance of power in the currently Republican controlled Legislature if Democrats end up winning both the 18th and 14th districts.

 

GC BOE Tackles Curriculum Issues, Discusses Transportation Costs

Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
The Board of Education held a special/workshop meeting at Robert M. Finley Middle School in Glen Cove Monday night to continue the discussion of curriculum issues. Board Vice President David Huggins and Trustee Ida McQuair were absent.

Before the meeting officially began, two representatives of the PTA presented the board members with gift bags for their dedicated service to the school community They said that they appreciate the varying perspectives and the time, energy and enthusiasm the board members bring to the job and that all of their efforts are to be commended.

 

Four More Years…For NIFA Takeover?

Written by Matthew A. Piacentini Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00

After election, Nassau taxpayers and workers await news on mass layoffs, precinct closings, extended ‘control period’

After going so far as initiating a lawsuit last year to avoid a takeover of Nassau County finances by the fiscal watchdog NIFA, County Executive Edward P. Mangano is now submitting a multi-year financial plan to that group seeking four more years of the “control period” that gives it authority over Nassau’s books.

Included in the plan is Mangano’s $2.6 billion budget for 2012 - approved by the Republican majority in the Legislature on Oct. 30 and currently sitting with NIFA for approval - which has left some glaring questions that many hope will be answered now that Election Day is over. These include, an announcement on which two Nassau County Police precincts will be closed, what the future of Long Island Bus will be, and whether $150 million in labor savings will come from union “concessions” or in the form of a massive decimation of the county workforce.

 

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